DetailsThe Double Lever Corker has twin handles that allow for easy corking. Simply place the cork into the chamber, place the corker on top of the bottle, and depress both levers. For best results, have an assistant on hand to help hold the bottle still.
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3.5 / 5.068 ReviewsFails even with #8 corksI've gone through a lot of phases in brewing and used a lot of different equipment. This is the only peice of equipment that I really wish I never wasted my money on it. It TYPICALLY sets the corks 1/4"-1/2" above the bottle. Even using a rubber mallet to finish off the ones that are 1/4" or less above the bottle I would only end up with half the corks properly seated. This is written after two years of use and then an upgrade to the floor corker, which takes half the time and none of the frustration or spillage. The floor corker is HIGHLY recommended.August 1, 2016Won't seat corksI recently finished my first batch and only 1 in 9 corks seated fully because where the corker grabs the bottle is almost 3/4 inch below the glass ring where it should be. This results in the corker slipping upward and the cork out of the bottle anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I tried using a rubber dishwashing glove around the bottle neck for extra 'grip' but that didn't work. Tried dry corks, tried wet corks...nothing worked. No amount of adjustment from the top made a difference either. Very disappointed in this model.April 25, 2012Not sure why the bad reviewsI have never had a problem with this product. Had the first cork not go all the way down as far as I wanted (was bout 1 CM above the lip of the bottle), quickly learned to push the cork down a little when putting in the corker and voila, worked out great! I have done 30 bottle at a sitting with no issue. Very easy to use and does not take up a lot of space in the storage.January 26, 2013Easy to useVery easy to use, just set the bottle on the floor and push down on the handles, its that simple. Seals the bottles nicely with no issues.January 27, 2013nice upgrade over the hand corker than came with the basic kitThis is the best value for the money of any corker. It's way better than the one that comes with the starter kits. It's not as good as the $130 corkers, but its plenty good enough to do the job._x000D__x000D_The trick to setting the cork properly is to kneel on the ground, with the wine bottle held between your knees. And push the cork down a little when placing in the corker._x000D_March 12, 2013Buy this corker.I love this corker. It's so much easier on my arms and hands than the red one that came with my wine kit. I should have gotten it sooner.March 19, 2017Purchased
1 year agogood starter productthis is a good corker for the money, and for those of us that are just starting out that don't want to spend a fortune on a hobby we're not sure if we're fully invested in. that said i've been using this same corker for the past 3 years with no major incident. the best way i've found to do this set up is to hold the wine bottle between my knees on the ground, that way it doesn't slide around while i'm trying to place the cork. not every cork goes in the same way, this is more to do with each wine bottle being slightly different, but i've never had one break or leak after placement.January 7, 2013Works Fine for me!I have read many reviews on this product and all seem to have the same issue with the cork not seating flush with the top of the bottle. I too had the same issue with mine as well the first time I bottled. I did notice a problem it was "ME", I was rushing the cork, rushing the whole process. I have found now that when I took my time and let the corker do its job the #8 corks slide right in perfectly. Does this happen every time, no I still sometimes get a cork that does not seat perfectly as I would like, but I have found more times then not it is the operator of the equipment (ME) that is the problem. This corker work just fine if you take your time and not rush the process.March 22, 2013Quality Corker For BeginnersI just started bottling wine in wine bottles and this is my first corker. I bought it because it looked similar to a regular beer bottle capper. It is a little hard to figure out how to use it at first but after trying it a couple times in an empty bottle I was able to figure it out pretty quickly and it worked well. Very affordable and corks the bottles well in my book. Only reason for 4 stars is for lack of directions.August 26, 2015
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 6 answersWould this be good for corking magnum sized wine bottles?I have a dozen or so Belgian beer bottles i can't use my beer capper for. Can I use this double lever corker with Belgian beer corks to seal this big beer bottles along with the cages? My concern is the chamber where these big corks will go through as they pass in to the bottle, is not big enough & I will either damage the corker or not be able to get those big corks to go in to the Belgian beer bottles. Thanks!BEST ANSWER: I saved a lot of the big bottles [I call them champagne bottles, 25 oz I believe]. I used the regular shaped corks (not the Belgium beer corks) and regular size corks. In my opinion the cages were for looks and the bulbous top is only to having something to grasp to twist the corks out. I use a cork screw. It's going to take a lot of pressure to blow that cork out. I dipped each cork in sanitized water to give it a bit of lube and they went in great. You must leave some air space to make up for the room the cork will occupy. You can find tips on various forums. If you want fancy bottles to give away, then by all means by the Belgium beer corks and cages. I for one and dumbfounded when a printed label and a cork& cage cost more than the beer in the bottle. ( the problem with low volume production) Follow your heart.What size cork would you recommend for this style corker? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: For this corker, the #8 cork will be the way to go. #9's can be used, but they will be much harder to put in bottles than #8 corks would be. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies